Chaired by Elaine Hanzak, Author, Advocate and Speaker on perinatal mental health (with lived experience), this National CPD Certified conference will provide you with practical guidance for improving perinatal mental health crisis services for women, and reducing maternal suicide. “Suicide is a leading cause of death for women during pregnancy and the first postnatal year”Maternal Mental Health Alliance 2019“Maternal suicide is the third largest cause of direct maternal deaths occurring during or within 42 days of the end of pregnancy. However, it remains the leading cause of direct deaths occurring during pregnancy or up to a year after the end of pregnancy, with 1 in 7 women who die in the period between 6 weeks and one year after pregnancy dying by suicide”MBRRACE UK Saving Lives, Improving Mothers CareThis conference will enable you to:Network with colleagues who are working to improve perinatal mental health crisis services and supportLearn from outstanding practice in delivering crisis supportReflect on the lived experience, national developments and learningImprove accessibility and responses to perinatal mental health crisisDevelop your skills in crisis prevention and interventionUnderstand how you can improve emergency assessment during mental health crisisIdentify key strategies for improving care and support for vulnerable womenEnsure effective support for people with pre-existing current or past mental health conditions Ensure fathers are supportedUnderstand high risk factors, warning signs and red flags including previous mental illness, learning from suicides after a pregnancy or postnatal loss, after birth trauma or after removal of their infant into careImplement best evidence in maternal suicide preventionSelf assess and reflect on your own practiceGain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence